From renowned cardiac surgeon Steven R. Gundry, MD, a revolutionary look at the hidden compounds in "healthy" foods like fruit, vegetables, and whole grains that are causing us to gain weight and develop chronic disease.In the deadly game of predator versus prey, an adult gazelle can outrun a hungry lioness, a sparrow can take flight when stalked by a cat, and a skunk can le...
|Title||:||The Plant Paradox: The Hidden Dangers in "Healthy" Foods That Cause Disease and Weight Gain|
|Number of Pages||:||416 pages|
The Plant Paradox: The Hidden Dangers in "Healthy" Foods That Cause Disease and Weight Gain Reviews
Beans and tomatoes are bad. Prosciutto and pork are good. This book is based on a mix of pseudoscientific claims and good science. The result is a mishmash of dangerous diet recommendations mixed with a sprinkle of good science-based insights into healthy eating.
I enjoyed reading this book. I definitely learned a lot and have some great takeaways for myself, but I also remain skeptical about some of Dr. Gundry's recommendations. He shares very convicing scientific research and success stories, yet his program seems to be most successful for people suffering from serious health issues and autoimmune diseases. What I remain uncertain on is whether or not it's the best dietary approach for everyone. I would recommend reading the book with an open mind whil ...more
I started this book and have gone back to finish it several times and I just can't. I was, at first, very dismayed to learn that there are a bunch of grains, fruits and beans that have lectins in them and that lectins are supposedly bad for humans, so that made me quit reading it for a moment. I bought into the logic the author was using and I gave him some credibility for being a medical doctor, but then I decided to watch an ad of his and I immediately became perturbed. His advertisement is fo ...more
A book could be written on "The Plant Paradox" -- so much so -- I have put off writing anything.
"The Human Microbiome" and how it works --and a diet for 'gut' health -- (related to other diseases --such as heart disease is a 'big' buzz topic in health these days) - Gundry is a Cardiologist -- and while he may have had success with many patients suffering from autoimmune disorders, diabetes, leaky gut syndrome, heart disease, and neurodegenerative diseases, repairing the body --there is a slant ...more
This is a book that will find you at the doctor's office with a host of problems. I can't believe a medical doctor with a Yale degree can actually go out there and say these things and still sleep at night. Despite being professionally packaged by a big publisher, this book is simply a cheap TV infomercial in print. A simple Google search reveals all the refutations and links to real studies. Gundry's claims were a conference presentation, not a peer reviewed study published in a journal. On pa ...more
The Plant Paradox by Dr. Steven R. Gundry focuses on "The Hidden Dangers in 'Healthy' Foods that Cause Disease and Weight Gain." It is quite an interesting concept, and I do see the logic in many of Dr. Gundy's claims which are backed by scientific research, as noted in the notes section. I like the fact that it includes sample meal plans and recipes for those ready to try Dr. Gundy's plans. Since I have not tried it myself, nor am I an expert, I can't provide claims of it's relevance or success ...more
This was a very interesting read and the science was very enlightening. i however found a lot of inconsistencies. For example he cites that billions of Asians eat rice and have no significant levels of obesity and diseases yet his diet categorically excludes rice with no real explanation why. Also he offers no real advice of how to ease in and maintain his extremely restrictive diet. This is very off-putting. I will definitely take some of his advice to heart but I don't know if his anecdotal ev ...more
Fascinating... Rethinking food and autoimmune diseases. Learning so much!